Grants.gov Application Guide

National Science Foundation. Grants.Gov Application Guide. guide for the preparation and presentation of NSF Application via Grants.gov. Five June 10, 2006 Subject ….

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Table of Contents

  • I. INTRODUCTION … 6
  • 1. BACKGROUND…6
  • 2. PURPOSE AND SCOPE …6
  • 3. INTENDED AUDIENCE…6
  • 4. DOCUMENT SYMBOLS…6
  • 5. REFERENCED DOCUMENTS…7
  • 5.1 NSF Grant Proposal Guide…7
  • 5.2 Grants.gov User Guide … 7
  • II. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION VIA GRANTS.GOV …8
  • 1. REGISTRATION PROCESS …8
  • 2. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS…8
  • 2.1 PureEdge … 8
  • 2.2 Special Instructions for Macintosh Users …8
  • III. NSF-SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION VIA GRANTS.GOV…9
  • 1. NSF’S IMPLEMENTATION OF GRANTS.GOV…9
  • 2. COMPONENTS OF AN NSF APPLICATION…9
  • 3. CONFORMANCE WITH APPLICATION PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS …9
  • 3.1 Portable Document Format (PDF)…10
  • 3.2.1 Creating PDF Files…10
  • 3.2.1.1 Instructions For Non-Adobe Acrobat Users…10
  • 3.2.2.2 Warnings and Rules …11
  • 4. SUBMISSION OF SAME APPLICATION TO MULTIPLE AGENCIES …11
  • 4.1 NSF Biological Sciences Directorate Policy …11
  • 5. SUBMISSION FOR REVIEW BY MULTIPLE PROGRAMS WITHIN NSF …12
  • 6. APPLICATIONS ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMISSION …12
  • 7. NEXT STEPS – POST SUBMISSION TO GRANTS.GOV…12
  • 7.1 Grants.gov Contact Center … 12
  • 7.2 NSF IT Help Central…12
  • 7.3 NSF FastLane System…12
  • 7.3.1 Check the Status of an Application in FastLane…13
  • 7.3.2 Proposal File Update – Post Submission …13
  • 7.4 Warning Messages … 13
  • IV. GRANT APPLICATION PACKAGE INSTRUCTIONS …14
  • 1.GRANT APPLICATION PACKAGE…14
  • 1.1 Verify Grant Information…14
  • 1.2 Enter a Name for the Application…14
  • 1.3 Open and Complete Mandatory Documents …14
  • 1.4 Open and Complete Optional Documents…15
  • 1.5 Navigating the Forms…15
  • 1.6 Accessing Help Tips …16
  • 1.7 Saving the Application …16
  • 1.8 Check Package for Errors…17
  • 1.9 Submitting the Application …17
  • V. RESEARCH AND RELATED (R&R) FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS…19
  • 1. OVERVIEW …19
  • 2. SF 424 (R&R) (COVER SHEET)…20
  • 2.1 Enter a Type of Submission…20
  • 2.2 Enter Date Submitted and Applicant Identifier…21
  • 2.3 Enter Date Received by State …21
  • 2.4 Federal Identifier … 21
  • 2.5 Enter Applicant Information …21
  • 2.6 Enter Employer Identification (EIN) or (TIN)…22
  • 2.7 Enter Type of Applicant …22
  • 2.8 Select Type of Application …22
  • 2.9 Enter Name of Federal Agency …23
  • 2.10 Enter Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number …23
  • 2.11 Enter Descriptive Title of Applicant\\\’s Project…23
  • 2.12 List Areas Affected by Project…23
  • 2.13 Enter Proposed Project…23
  • 2.14 Enter Congressional Districts …23
  • 2.15 Principal Investigator ContactInformation…24
  • 2.16 Enter Estimated Project Funding…25
  • 2.17 Is Application Subject to Review by State Executive Order 12372 Process? …25
  • 2.18 Complete Certification …26
  • 2.19 Enter Authorized Representative…26
  • 2.20 Enter Pre-Application … 26
  • 2.21 Attach an additional list of Project Congressional Districts if needed…26
  • 3.R&R PERFORMANCE SITE LOCATIONS …27
  • 3.1 Enter Project/Performance Site Primary Location…27
  • 4. R&R OTHER PROJECT INFORMATION…28
  • 4.1 Are Human Subjects Involved? …28
  • 4.2 Are Vertebrate Animals Used? …29
  • 4.3 Is Proprietary/Privileged Information Included in the Application? …30
  • 4.4 Does this Project Have an Actual or Potential Impact on the Environment?…30
  • 4.5 Does this Project Involve Activities Outside the U.S. or Partnership with International Collaborators?…30
  • 4.6 Attach Project Summary/Abstract…31
  • 4.7 Attach Project Narrative…31
  • 4.8 Attach Bibliography & References Cited …31
  • 4.9 Attach Documentation for Facilities & Other Resources …31
  • 4.10 Attach Equipment Documentation …31
  • 4.11 Add Other Attachments …32
  • 5. R&R SENIOR/KEY PERSON (EXPANDED) … 32
  • 5.1 Enter Profile – Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI)…33
  • 5.2 Attach Biographical Sketch…33
  • 5.3 Attach Current and Pending Support…33
  • 5.4 Enter Profile – Senior/Key Person …34
  • 5.5 Attach Biographical Sketch…34
  • 5.6 Attach Current and Pending Support…34
  • 5.7 Attach Additional Senior/Key Person Profile(s) Form(s)…35
  • 5.8 Attach Additional Senior Key Person Profiles…36
  • 5.9 Attach Additional Biographical Sketch(es) (Senior Key Person) …36
  • 5.10 Attach Additional Current and Pending Support(s)…36
  • 6.R&R PERSONAL DATA …37
  • 6.1 Enter Project Director/Principal Investigator…38
  • 6.2 Enter Co-Project Director/co-Principal Investigator Information…38
  • 7.R&R BUDGET …39
  • 7.1 Enter Budget Information…39
  • 7.2 Enter Senior/Key Person …39
  • 7.3 Enter Other Personnel … 41
  • 7.4 Enter Equipment Description … 42
  • 7.5 Enter Travel …42
  • 7.6 Enter Participant/Trainee Support Costs …43
  • 7.7 Total Participant/Trainee Support Costs – Total Funds requested for all
  • trainee costs…44
  • 7.8 Enter Other Direct Costs…44
  • 7.9 Verify Total Direct Costs …45
  • 7.10 Enter Indirect Costs …45
  • 7.11 Verify Total Indirect Costs…45
  • 7.12 Verify Total Direct and Indirect Costs …46
  • 7.13 Enter Fee … 46
  • 7.14 Enter Budget Justification … 46
  • 8. R&R SUBAWARD BUDGET ATTACHMENT(S) FORM…46
  • VI. NSF SPECIFIC FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS …48
  • 1. NSF GRANT APPLICATION COVER PAGE …48
  • 1.1 Verify Funding Opportunity Number …49
  • 1.2 Enter NSF Unit…49
  • 1.3 Enter Principal Investigator (PI)…49
  • 1.4 Enter Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) Information …49
  • 1.5 Enter Other Information …49
  • 1.6 Attach Additional Single Copy Documents …50
  • 2. NSF APPLICATION CHECKLIST…50
  • 2.1 Complete NSF Application Checklist…51
  • 3. NSF DEVIATION AUTHORIZATION …52
  • 3.1 Enter Deviation Authorization (If Applicable) …52
  • 4 NSF SUGGESTED REVIEWERS OR REVIEWERS NOT TO INCLUDE…52
  • 4.1 Enter Suggested Reviewers …53
  • 4.2 Enter Reviewers Not to Include …53
  • 5. NSF FASTLANE SYSTEM REGISTRATION …54
  • 5.1 Enter Organization Information…54
  • 5.2 Enter President’s Name…55
  • 5.3 Enter FastLane Contact…56
  • 5.4 Enter Individual Information … 56
  • 6. DIRECTORATE SPECIFIC FORMS…57
  • 6.1 Biological Sciences (BIO) Classification Form …57
  • 6.2 Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) Project Data Form…57
  • VII.ADMINISTRATION OF AWARDS …58

 

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